Back by popular demand, Fetch & Follow’s Christmas Market for Dogs and Their Owners will once again return to East London. Newly named Winter Waggingland the market is set to bring festive joy to four-legged friends and the people who love them.
This doggy day out is the perfect opportunity for new discoveries beyond the world wide web where your dog can try petwear styles for size and taste test new flavours. Confirmed brands so far include event hosts Fetch & Follow for stylish, functional and expertly fitted collars, leads and petwear designed for the urban dog; Scout’s Honour who offer the coolest ‘merit’ embroidered badges to add a unique look to your dog’s coat or bandana; Occam for modern coats for sighthounds, with sizes to fit Italian Greyhounds up to Whippets; Make Them Roar, who offer a stylish curation of contemporary products for both dogs and cats; Growlees where ‘chatty’ collar charms such as Ain’t Too Proud To Beg and Fashion Hound reign supreme; Lead The Walk for the coolest petwear and accessories scoured from across the globe, with styles and prices for all; Edwyn UK who will be decamping from their Spitalfields spot to share their popular dog neckerchiefs, treat bags, zip pouches and more, all using patchwork, hand printing and applique techniques; and Hiro + Wolf, offering handcrafted, colourful accessories for cats and dogs using luxurious supple leathers and vibrant fabrics sourced on their travels to East Africa and India.
Getting tongues drooling will be Neoh & Nobo, who will delight dogs with their human grade, natural treats including biscuits and Peanut Butter For Dogs. For pet-loving-people, there will also be lifestyle gifts from Hoop n Loop who hand-draw and embroider pictures of your pet onto garments to make the coolest sweats and tees, along with Ros Shiers – a London-based illustrator creating hand-drawn art prints, greeting cards and bespoke portraits devoted to dogs.
Residents Netil Radio will be getting hounds and their humans into the spirit with Christmas tunes galore and wearing your festive finest is also encouraged, as top pet photographer Rachel Oates will be returning with her pop-up studio, to capture cute family paw-traits to share with all your friends.
In addition to the pet takeover, Netil Market’s regular resident shops will be open offering crafted jewellery, homeware, plants, and more, as well as outdoor clothing company Outdoor People, who will be giving expert advice on the perfect dog walking items to keep owners warm and dry this winter. Netil’s street food and drink vendors will also be open on the day adding to the fun Christmas market vibe!
Fresh from London Design Festival pop-up, we will also be showcasing the Dog Art Postcard Wall at the market. Celebrating all things dogs and in association with contemporary dog-centric magazine Four & Sons, the wall exhibits the creative work of 50 different artists to help raise money and awareness for the WECare Sri Lanka charity that helps care for Sri Lankan street dogs. From photography from the likes of interior-loving Nicole England of @Resident.dog and personality-capturing @thegregmurray to illustrators Walter Glassof of @walter_dogs and @susumukamijo, there is something to appeal to all kinds of dog and design lovers. A complete book of all postcards will be available to purchase with profits of each sale being donated to the charity. Visitors will also be encouraged to take postcards of their choice in exchange for a token donation.
Winter Waggingland – A Christmas Market For Dogs & Their Owners, will be hosted by Fetch & Follow on Sunday 25th November, 11-4pm,
13-23 Westgate Street, London, E8 3EL.